Middle School Guidance

Mrs. Kelly Volz

Middle School Guidance Counselor

Email Mrs. Kelly Volz

(585) 968-2650 (Select 4 - Guidance Office)

Services include:

Deliver CORE COUNSELING CURRICULUM to all middle school students in the areas of:

Career Development

Academic Development

Personal/Social Development

Provide short term/goal-focused counseling to students in need. 

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MS Guidance

Welcome to CRCS Middle School! 

Mission:  Cuba-Rushford Central School counselors will equip all students with the healthy social & emotional skills necessary to be independent and conscientious learners.

Vision:  Prepare students to achieve academic and future success in a global and collaborative community.

Cuba-Rushford School's K-12 Comprehensive School Counseling Program is aligned with the American School Counselor Association's National Model. Our school counseling program facilitates student development in three broad areas: 

  • Academic development 

  • Career development

  • Personal/social development

In addition to large group instruction in these three areas, our counselors can provide short-term, goal-focused counseling to help students overcome issues impeding academic success in school.  When students require long-term counseling or therapy, we can help refer students to appropriate community-based resources.

Middle School students will engage in career exploration using Xello to begin building a career plan that will follow students through high school to graduation. 

Middle school students will also receive Social/Emotional instruction using the WhyTry Curriculum in Advisory classes.  WhyTry metaphors: Reality Ride; Tearing Off Labels; Defense Mechanism; Motivation Formula; Climbing Out; Jumping Hurdles; Desire, Time & Effort; Lift the Weight; Plugging In; and The Wall.

PowerSchool Parent Portal - Did you know that you can access your child's grades at any time?  Using PowerSchool's Parent Portal you can check the grades as often as you like.   Cuba-Rushford MS/HS does not mail home paper copies of progress reports, however, they can be viewed through the Parent Portal. Therefore, it is very important for parents to get connected to the Parent Portal as soon as possible if they are not already connected.  If you would like more details on this tool, please visit the CRCS homepage and click on the Parent Portal Quick Link tab.   Contact Laura Smith for assistance at lsmith@mycrcs.org.  There are tutorial videos below explaining how to set up our PowerSchool Parent Portal account as well as the PowerSchool Mobile App. 

Cuba Rushford's District Code is DTWR.

Related Links

Related Files

HS Planning Power Point

Contains an explanation of the HS Planning Process as well as New York State's basic graduation requirements